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19 Mar

Disability Rights and Elections: Building Resources in Democracy, Governance, and Elections (BRIDGE) training module showcase

19 March

Korea (Republic of)

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems and the Australian Electoral Commission are conducting a showcase of the Building Resources in Democracy, Governance, and Elections (BRIDGE) Disability Rights and Elections module at the 2024 Summit for Democracy as the Disability Rights Cohort Side-Event. 

This session is open to all participants, including government officials, civil society, and technology companies. Utilizing BRIDGE’s interactive learning format, participants will learn how to include people with disabilities in aspects of the electoral cycle, including as voters, candidates, poll workers and election observers.

A focus will be put on inclusion of young people with disabilities, and how to mitigate the unique barriers they experience as a result of ableism and ageism. Sample commitments that states can make around disability-inclusive democracy and governance, developed in consultation with disability rights advocates from around the world, will be shared with all participants.

Anna Kirk
Face to face workshop
Audience(s) for this workshop:
Civil Society Organisation, Government
Modules used at this workshop:
Disability Rights and Elections
Expected Outcomes:
To develop a support network for stakeholders in electoral processes